It feels like a good time to take a break. Life is busy and my posting has become sparse. My Allie may still post occasionally about farm life and such on her blog if you want to follow her :O)
September 27, 2010
I can hardly stand to look at this picture (FYI - I did not take it - Allie did).
I'm sure our slithery friend eats lots of mice, but even so, I am now looking in all directions before I enter the barn. He is actually up in the rafters in this picture.........so creepy!
September 07, 2010
September 01, 2010
After 3 days of "practice" milking and giving it to the pigs, chickens, and cats; we are finally ready to bring the milk to the table! We have decided to keep the calf on Beatrice and milk her once per day (in the evening).
Tonight she gave us 1.5 gallons of milk - probably closer to 2 if you count the rations for the cats and dog. I'm sure she could produce a lot more milk than this, but it is already more than we would normally use in one day. Tomorrow we will attempt to make butter :O)